Search Slips a Bit in June. Microsoft Gains Ground

Posted: July 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

ComScore reports that Americans searched on the web 18.7 billion times in June, a 3% drop from May. All major search engines were down except Microsoft, which was up 5% and is gaining on Yahoo.
Note from ComScore:
* “Total Core Search” is based on the five major search engines, including
partner searches, cross-channel searches and contextual searches. Searches
for mapping, local directory, and user-generated video sites that are not on the
core domain of the five search engines are not included in these numbers.

“Powered By” Reporting

As a part of comScore’s commitment to accurately represent the continued evolution of the search landscape, comScore is providing insight into the share of organic Core Explicit searches that are powered by Google and Bing.

In June, 67.6 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google (vs. 67.8 percent in May) while 26.6 percent of searches were powered by Bing (vs. 26.5 percent in May).

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